Last updated August 2017
2. Use of the Cortica Services – NOT FOR EMERGENCIES. The Cortica Website is NOT FOR use for medical EMERGENCIES. Users who believe they are experiencing life-threatening health conditions should call 911, call their regular physician, or go directly to an emergency room.
3. Use of Information. From time to time, Cortica may make certain information about its services, providers, and locations available on the Website. Cortica may also make available general healthcare, medical, or nutritional information. All information made available on the Website is intended to be used solely for informational and educational purposes. The information available through the Website is not intended to be a substitute for, nor shall it constitute, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Website.
4. Use of the Cortica Website. User agrees to use the Website in a manner that is lawful, relevant, and proper to the applicable forum. Any use of the Website that Cortica, in its sole discretion, finds inappropriate and/or offensive may result in Cortica’s suspension and/or termination of a User with or without notice. Cortica reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend and/or terminate any User with or without notice at any time in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason. Each such suspended and/or terminated User agrees to make no further use of the Website after termination or during suspension. User understands and agrees not to, and not to permit or encourage anyone else to:
- Defame, abuse, harass, harm, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (including without limitation rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
- Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any profane, defamatory, infringing, hateful, distasteful, obscene or unlawful topic, name, information, materials or content;
- Use the Website for any purpose that is in violation of local, state, national, or international law;
- Upload files that contain software or other material that violates the rights of any third party, including without limitation intellectual property rights or rights of privacy or publicity;
- Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, spiders, cancel bots, corrupted files, or any other similar software, malware or materials that may damage, interfere with, disrupt, impair, disable or otherwise overburden the operation of any device, computer system or network;
- Take any action that would undermine any aspect of the Website;
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Website, other User accounts, or other devices, computer systems or networks connected to the Website;
- Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose on the Website that are not appropriate or relevant to the Website;
- Conduct or forward pyramid schemes, chain letters, surveys or contests on or through the Website, except where sponsored or created by Cortica;
- Impersonate another person or allow any other person or entity to use User’s user name or password;
- Post the same content repeatedly or spam – spamming is strictly prohibited;
- Download any file posted by another User that a User knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed through the Website;
- Access, download, or copy any information, content and/or materials from the Website through artificial means (including without limitation spiders, scrapers, hacking devices, computer programs, bots or other such means);
- Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, re-sell or exploit any information, materials or content on the Website; or
- Restrict or inhibit any other User from using and enjoying the Website.
Cortica reserves all of its rights under the Communications Decency Act, including without limitation its right to remove anything objectionable to Cortica in its sole discretion. User may report any alleged improprieties by any User to Cortica by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Account Security. User is solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords and account information for the Website, and User is solely and fully responsible for all activities that occur under User’s account. User agrees to immediately notify Cortica of any unauthorized use of accounts or any other breach of security.
7. COPPA Compliance. The Website is not developed nor intended for children. Therefore, Cortica will not use the Website to knowingly collect any information from anyone under the age of 18 unless such individual has been legally emancipated. Cortica expressly disclaims, and each User expressly releases Cortica from, any and all liability whatsoever for any controversies, claims, suits, injuries and/or damages, arising from and/or in any way related to any misrepresentations regarding the age of any User. Cortica reserves the right to suspend and/or terminate with or without notice the subscription of any User who it believes has provided false information when registering for and/or using the Website, and each User agrees to make no further use of the Website after any such termination and/or during suspension.
User medical information collected or transmitted via the Website, if any, will be subject to the Notice of Privacy Practices. User understands and agrees that User should not disclose medical information when communicating with Cortica Website customer support, either by email at email@example.com, by phone, or by any other means, and that any medical information so disclosed may not be subject to federal or state medical privacy regulations. Cortica expressly disclaims, and each User expressly releases Cortica from, any and all liability whatsoever for any controversies, claims, suits, injuries and/or damages, arising from and/or in any way related to any User Information, including without limitation to any acts of or reliance upon by other Users or Medical Service Providers with respect to such User Information.
11. Intellectual Property Rights. All information, materials and content, including without limitation text, graphics, editorial content, data, formatting, graphs, designs, HTML, look and feel, photographs, music, sounds, images, software, videos, designs, typefaces and other content (collectively “Proprietary Material”) on the Website is owned by Cortica or is used with permission. This Proprietary Material is protected in all forms, media and technologies now known or hereinafter developed. Cortica also owns the coordination, selection, arrangement and enhancement of such Proprietary Materials as a collective work and/or compilation under the United States Copyright Act, as amended. User may not copy, download, use, redesign, reconfigure, or retransmit anything from the Website without Cortica’s prior express written permission. Furthermore, User is not allowed to post, distribute or reproduce any User Information that he or she does not own, or which he or she does not have permission to use. Violation of this policy may result in copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights violations and liability, and may subject User to termination or suspension from the Website and/or civil and/or criminal penalties. In addition, the Website contains material protected by the domestic and international laws of copyright, patents, and other proprietary rights and laws. Any use of such Proprietary Material, other than as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited without the prior permission of Cortica and/or the relevant right holder.
The service marks, trademarks, logos and trade names appearing on the Website are owned by Cortica or are appearing on the Website with permission of the respective owners, and User acknowledges the rights of Cortica and the respective third parties therein. User may not copy or use any of these service marks, trademarks, logos or trade names without the prior written permission of the owner.
12. Copyright Complaints and Copyright Agent. Cortica may terminate any User who infringes the rights of others upon receipt of notification to Cortica by the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal agent. Without limiting the foregoing, owners of copyrighted works who believe that their rights under copyright law have been infringed may take advantage of certain provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) to report alleged infringements. Upon receipt of proper notice of claimed infringement under the DMCA, Cortica will use commercially reasonable efforts to respond to remove, or disable access to, the material claimed to be infringing and will follow the procedures specified in the DMCA to resolve the claim between the notifying party and the alleged infringer who provided the content in issue. If you believe that your work has been copied and posted on or made accessible through the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Cortica’s designated agent with the following information:
- An electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that is claimed to have been infringed, including the URL (Internet address) or other specific location on the Website where the material the User claims is infringed is located. Include enough information to allow Cortica to locate the material;
- Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement by you made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate, and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
Cortica’s Copyright Agent for Notice of Claims of Copyright Infringement can be reached at the following address: by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “DMCA.”
15. Modifications to the Website. Cortica reserves the right in its sole discretion to review, improve, modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website and/or any information, materials or content on the Website with or without notice to Users. User agrees that Cortica shall not be liable to User or any third party for any modification or discontinuance of the Website or any portion thereof.
18. Disclaimer of Warranties. THE WEBSITE, AND ANY INFORMATION AVAIALBLE THEREIN, IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE, CUSTOM, USAGE, MERCHANTIBILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. USER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT USER’S SOLE RISK. CORTICA DOES NOT REPRESENT, OR WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE RELIABLE, ACCURATE, TIMELY OR COMPLETE. CORTICA FURTHER MAKES NO REPRESENTATION REGARDING ANY ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF USER OR OTHER USERS. CORTICA DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE IS FREE FROM VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, WORMS, TIME BOMBS, SPIDERS, CANCEL BOTS, CORRUPTED FILES, OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR SOFTWARE, MALWARE OR MATERIALS THAT MAY DAMAGE, INTERFERE WITH, DISRUPT, IMPAIR, DISABLE OR OTHERWISE OVERBURDEN THE OPERATION OF ANY DEVICE, COMPUTER SYSTEM OR NETWORK. CORTICA CANNOT AND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT USER INFORMATION WILL NOT BE MISAPPROPRIATED, INTERCEPTED, DELETED, DESTROYED OR USED BY OTHERS AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE THEREFOR. CORTICA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, AND EACH USER EXPRESSLY RELEASES CORTICA FROM, ANY AND ALL LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY CONTROVERSIES, CLAIMS, SUITS, INJURIES OR DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, USER’S USE OF INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE WEBSITE, OR ANY OTHER USER’S USE OF THE WEBSITE.
19. Limitation of Liability. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL CORTICA BE LIABLE TO USER OR ANY OTHER USER OR THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR FOR ANY FEES OR PENALTIES WHICH MAY ARISE IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR CONNECTIVITY TO OR FROM THIS WEBSITE IN ANY MANNER, OR YOUR OR ANY OTHER PARTY’S USE OF THE INFORMATION FOUND ON THIS WEBSITE.
20. Notice. Any notice or other communication to be given hereunder shall be in writing and given by postpaid registered or certified mail return receipt requested, or electronic mail to the address listed below.
23. Contact. Cortica may be contacted at:
By email: email@example.com
By mail: 7090 Miratech Dr., San Diego, CA 92121